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Aiwa HD-X1 and HD-S1 Portable DAT Recorders


Aiwa HD-S1 DAT Recorder

AIWA HD-X1 and HD-S1Portable DAT Recorders


Aiwa released the
HD-X1 portable DAT recorder in 1989.

Aiwa released the
HD-S1 portable DAT recorder in 1990.

The two recorders are identical apart from minor cosmetic changes and the introduction of SCMS compliancy in the HD-S1

The SCMS copy management system (whereby one digital copy may be made which is encoded with an inhibit signal to prevent further digital copying).

HD-X1 and HD-S1 comprise two modules: the transport and playback circuitry, and a separate plug-in "recording block" carrying an A/D converter.

The unique feature of this unit at this price is that it has a digital audio interface as well as the usual analogue inputs and outputs.

The digital I/O connection actually uses a non-standard mini-jack connector, but a lead was supplied with standard phono connectors on the other end to connect directly to your CD player or to another DAT player

The analogue input/output unit (HD-A1) is in a separate housing which you must attach to the top of the main unit when you wish to use it. This has stereo mini-jack sockets for input and output, and also features record level and balance controls, a Line/Mic switch, and a 20dB Mic attenuator switch.

The HD-A1 also needs a battery, unless the main unit is being powered from an external source.


The units weigh 610g (including battery) and 100g respectively.

HD-S1 uses the latest one-bit technology, the A/D block being based on Technics's MASH circuit and the D/A on Philips's Bitstream.

Standard DAT subcode read/write protocols are used, with automatic track numbering during recording and all recording start points indexed.

Direct track access is at 120-times normal speed.


Aiwa HD-S1 Specifications

Aiwa HD-S1 User Manual (HD-S1.PDF)

Aiwa HD-S1 User Manual

Number of Pages 23 User Manual: HD-S1.PDF
File Size 1.8 MB
Instant Download Yes
Code Language Price Purchase
UMHDS1_EN English
Operating Instructions
5.99 GBP

User Manual: HD-S1.PDF

UMHDS1_DE German
5.99 GBP

User Manual: HD-S1.PDF

UMHDS1_FR French
Mode d'emploi
5.99 GBP

User Manual: HD-S1.PDF

UMHDS1_IT Italian
Istruzioni per l'uso
5.99 GBP

User Manual: HD-S1.PDF

UMHDS1_ES Spanish
Manual de instrucciones
5.99 GBP

User Manual: HD-S1.PDF

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